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Curriculum

All modules are available customized for three audiences: nonprofits, small businesses, and large businesses. Download PDF of curriculum description

 

MODULE 1.1     Inclusivity: Core Elements of Proficiency

This initial module includes an organizational assessment followed by sessions that present and analyze the human difference spectrum, provide an overview of research on the brain and bias, and provide tools for impacting workplace dynamics in intentional ways. [Assessment and statistical report; one 2-hour session; web-based resources; facilitator delivered]

 

MODULE 1.2     Inclusivity: Working Towards Growth 

This intermediate module builds on the basic introduction to the brain and bias presented in Module 1.1 with a closer look at growth vs. fixed mindsets and a deeper dive into implicit biases. Small and large group discussion, experiential learning, and simulation activities. [One 2-hour session, facilitator delivered]
 

MODULE 2.1 Basic Intercultural Acuity

Each session in this module focuses on unique facets of human culture and how they present and are interpreted in the workplace. . Participants identify their own cultural norms and contrast with those of others, with consideration of the concept of worldview.  [One 2-hour session; web-based resources; facilitator delivered/facilitated small group]

MODULE 2.2  Intercultural Dynamics: Working Towards Cultural Proficiency

This intermediate module builds on the basic concepts of culture and worldview introduced in Module 2.1 to examine cultural competency and further explore the role of worldview in interactions with others.  This module provides opportunities for self-assessment and experiential learning.  [One 2-hour session, facilitator delivered]

MODULE 3.1 Common Language: Modulating for Impact

This module includes values-based interactive training that develops norms for workplace communication and increases awareness of barriers to organizational integrity and connectivity. Activities include exploring intent versus impact, ladder of inference, and reflective listening. [One 2-hour session; facilitated small group]

 
MODULE 3.2  Inclusive Language

This intermediate module builds on the basics of respectful communication with a focus on inclusive language, microaggressions, and critical feedback. Participants will have opportunities to practice responding to microaggressions and giving and receiving critical feedback. [One 2-hour session, facilitator delivered]

MODULE 4 Advanced Organizational Agility

Designed to build on the core tenets identified in modules 1 - 3, these sessions provide tactics specific to organizational goals and metrics. Participants fortify interpersonal and group trust and establish new efficacies for internal and external relationship management. [Minimum of three 2-hour sessions recommended; facilitated small group]

 

MODULE 5 Structuring for Enduring Equity

This module includes an in-depth reporting session on organizational aptitude, policy review and recommendations, physical plant review, and consultation on strategies and goals. [Hourly; team delivered small group]

Additional Topics 

 

These one-hour sessions offer an in-depth look into specific topics and are designed to supplement the EquityLogic™ diversity and inclusion training modules. Download PDF

 

EquityLogic™ for HR

This session focuses on ways to improve hiring and retention. Participants will learn how to improve job descriptions, enhance the interview and selection process, and increase inclusivity in workplace culture in order to develop and support a diverse and inclusive workforce.  

 

Implicit Biases

This session presents and analyzes the human difference spectrum, provides an overview of research on the brain and bias, and provides tools for impacting workplace dynamics in intentional ways.

 

Changing Demographics of the Workforce

As the workforce becomes increasingly diverse, employers need the knowledge and tools to adapt to the realities of the workforce.. During this session, data and statistics about how the workforce is changing will be presented.  In addition, the session will incorporate suggestions for staying relevant and attractive to a diverse workforce in these changing times.

 

Building an Inclusive Workplace Culture

During this session, participants will learn about unique facets of human culture and how they present and are interpreted in the workplace.  Participants identify their own cultural norms and contrast with those of others, as well as discuss actions they can take to create an inclusive workplace. 

 

The Impact of Poverty

This session examines the issue of poverty and its effects on the community. 

 

Common Language: Communicating with Respect

This session includes values-based interactive training that develops norms for workplace communication and increases awareness of barriers to organizational integrity and connectivity. Activities include exploring intent versus impact and the ladder of inference.